UtterBerry intelligent wireless sensor system
UtterBerry is a patented intelligent wireless sensor system which works on extremely low power. Fitting in the palm of the hand and weighing less than 15 grams, UtterBerry sensors are the smallest and lightest wireless sensors in the world. Despite their size, they work to sub-millimetre precision, measuring multiple variables; collecting, processing and interpreting data at source and transmitting information in real time. UtterBerry sensors also analyse data trends to alert of pending and future events.
Some major advantages of the system are the ease with which UtterBerry sensors can be installed, deployed and maintained. Self-calibrating, the sensors can be placed into position by one person on a single site visit, using a pole for hard to reach areas. The system is also robust, automatically optimising communication within the network and continuing to function in the event of individual sensors failing. The low power consumption of UtterBerry sensors allows them to be deployed for years without the need for maintenance visits or battery changes. UtterBerry sensors are suitable for a wide range of industries and applications. They have been successfully deployed on tunnelling projects.
The Judge's said, “Only very occasionally does an innovation occur which is not only brilliant in its inception, but also serves to celebrate the excitement of major infrastructure projects. The Utterberry sensor combines expertise in micro-electronics with a practical understanding of digital applications in monitoring civil engineering works. The judging panel was impressed by Heba’s individual achievement and journey from an initial concept through to practical application. The benefits are clear and convincing.”
Featured articles and news
Read about RSHP's British Museum extension which has been shortlisted for the 2017 Stirling Prize.
Read our introductory article to building a house extension.
More updates from DCMS about the large-scale testing of cladding systems and the number of buildings affected.
UandI secure resolution to grant planning consent for major new regeneration project.
IHBC article considers how heritage is dealt with when infrastructure schemes are authorised.
It was the tallest structure in the world for 3,800 years, but to this day the exact construction techniques are a mystery.
Shortlist for the industry's most coveted award announced.
Government responds to Mark Farmer's review of industry, rejecting the call for a levy on clients.
Peter Hansford to examine what wider lessons can be learned from the fire.
Every project is subject to uncertainty. How can construction better understand uncertainty for performance improvement?
MAD Architects reveal their designs for a futuristic campus for electric car manufacturer.
Homebuyers could borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, according to industry consortium's new report.
Read our introductory article on carbon capture and storage.